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Please see below for some information about Reception:




We have learnt all about worms this week.   The children have been very engrossed in all the activities we have done.  We shared a PowerPoint all about worms, read shared our favourite book Superworm.  

We explored rhyme and made up own rhyming words.  


We practised our phonics and wrote a list of words.  I was very impressed with their fantastic effort.  

We need to ensure their writing can be read by themselves and others.  When  the children are writing at home please do ask them to read back their work.  


We also wrote about the picture, as part of our daily 'must do' job.  The children are encouraged to do a certain task each day as a 'must'.  The tasks are aimed to improve their independence and also instil a sense of 'focused' attitude to learning. 

I can see an improvement in their independent skills, the majority of them more willing to 'have a go'. 

Each and every child worked to the best of their ability.  When children write unfamiliar words they will hear the initial sound first, then the final sound and last of all they will hear the middle sound.  For example a word like 'swimming' may be written like this: 'swmg' this is expected at this stage of their writing journey. 


We continue to have our  'Writer of the Week'.  The children are keen to be awarded a certificate and medal. 


We are also continue to practise our pencil grip by doing 'Dough Disco'.  This is an exercise to strengthen the children's hand/finger muscles.


In phonics this week we been recapping on last weeks digraphs to ensure the children have consolidated these sounds both in reading words and being able to write words containing them.  Letter formation can be hard at this stage and the children have found writing  some letters tricky.  We have started to use whiteboards in our phonic sessions. 

Please practise writing these at home with your child. 

We are also beginning to read and write words with these sounds in during our phonics session. 

We are also beginning to segment and blend words with the sounds that we have learnt so far.  Words like: sat/ pin/ man/ cat etc.  We use our 'blending arm' to help us read the words.


We also started to read 'tricky words'.  These were very well received by the children.  We talked about the fact that these words do not look like they sound and they MUST not trick us!

Words to practise at home: I / no/ go/ the/ into/to / he/ she/ me/ be/ we/ all/ they/ was / 



In maths this week we have been measuring and looking for items of three different lengths.  We went into the playground and used natural materials to do this.  It was fantastic fun! Outdoor learning is a great way of making maths come to life.  Well done to all the children!   

Maybe the children could measure things around their homes.   


The children have made super worm pictures and produced a minibeast book.  


  • Water bottles are not to be put into book bags please we have a number of spillages and sadly books and school resources are getting damaged.  Just a polite reminder that bottles must only have water in them.
  • Please can you help your child recognise their own book bags, maybe one small key ring to make it more recognisable. 
  • Bringing in a piece of fruit/ veg for snack time is allowed, however we will provide a daily snack. The children are now being asked to put these in their trays, so please refrain from sending a container that is too big! We want the children to be as independent as possible.  Many thanks. 
  • Please check that all items of clothing are clearly labelled  We seem to have many items  being misplaced and these are not always labelled.  This makes it quite a difficult task to help the children find their missing clothes!   



If you would like to donate anything to Reception we can always use cotton wool, junk modelling, newspapers, shaving foam, pasta. jelly, rice and envelopes. 


Do take a look at the photographs, it is fun to see what the children have been doing at school this week.   


Our Summer term second half term topic is : Minibeasts   


In Reception the staff are -

Mrs Dhariwal and Miss Todorov


 Mrs Hardy will teach the children until 11.30am on Tuesday mornings as she is covering my PPA time. 


P.E will usually be on , Monday and Thursday although this can sometimes change so please have your PE kit in all week.  

 Please send the children into school wearing their PE kit on Thursday am.  They will need their uniform in their PE bags ready for them to change into after the session.

Thank you for your support. 

We usually go to the library on a Wednesday, so please make sure your child has their library book in their book bag.

Important Dates



Monday 24th June - INSET Day

Monday 8th July- Reception trip

Friday 12th July - Sports Day

Monday 15th July - Reports go out 

Wednesday 17th July - Transition afternoon

Thursday 18th July- Graduation Party for the children ( within the school day) Parents invited at 2.45pm 

Friday 19th July - Last day of school (2.15pm finish) 




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